Commissioners updated on educational programming, hear cryptomining comments | News

Commissioners were updated on educational programming provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Jay Kingston, District Extension Administrator for Navarro County summarized the group’s activities, including the agriculture and natural resources education and heathy eating programming. The Agrilife Extention is also active in 4-H clubs and curriculum enhancement for area students according to Kingston.

A lease agreement for a Document Solutions Printer for the Patrol LT/Sheriff Department was approved.

Commissioners approved a master sales agreement between TimeKeeping Systems INC. and Navarro County for Sheriff’s Department.

Commissioners approved a change Order Proposal # 001 for Otis Elevator pertaining to the renovation of the elevator at the County Jail

A re-plat of Amy Land Co., Lots 27-A & 27-B for Froylan Gutierrez and Rosalina Gutierrez was approved in Pct 3.

A re-plat of The Plantation, Phase 2, Lots 56-A & 56-B for Salvador Carpio and Bulmario Carpio was approved.

A final plat in Pct.1, was approved for Grandpa’s Green Acres for Hailstone Land Group, LLC.

No action was taken on the County’s Burn Ban. Residents are reminded to be mindful of conditions and tend to all fires while burning.

Commissioners approved a motion to renew the Counties application to participate in the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool, for Auto Liability, Auto Physical Damage, General Liability Coverage, and Law Enforcement

Commissioners approved several Modifications to Texoma HIDTA Grants, Monday.

The County acts as a bookkeeper for the Texoma high intensity drug trafficking area, one of 33 such areas with similar designations across the nation. In exchange, for the routine bookkeeping Texoma HIDTA.

Commissioners declared a 2010 Case Backhoe as salvage for PCT 2.

Consideration of approving Community Water Company to cross Donaho Rd. & Martin Rd. in PCT 3, for a standard road bore.

A Resolution and financial agreement between Government Capital and PCT 4 for a 2025 Mack Truck and a 2023 Brazos 40’ Belly Dump Trailer, was approved.

A motion was approved to pay bills without purchase orders for the Courthouse, the Navarro County Sherriff’s Office, and the Elections Office without Purchase Orders on October 23.

During the Public Comment portion Monica Vickery and Jackie Sawicky spoke in opposition to the proposed crypto mine located on FM 709 in Navarro County.

Sawicky, with the Texas Coalition Against Cryptomining, highlighted the large amount of energy the largest crypto mine in the world would use.

“If it wasn’t for everyone paying Riot Platform’s energy bills, they would have already gone bust when crypto currency crashed last year,” said Zawici.

Sawicky invited the public to a series of events this week to discuss and learn about the impact of crypto mining.

Monica Vickery asked the City of Corsicana and Navarro County to be transparent in their dealings with Riot Platforms and encouraged the County to question the uses of crypto currency, which is more difficult to track and trace than paper and coin currency.

Commissioners approved the consent agenda before adjourning into Executive Session. No Action resulted from that session.

The Navarro County Commissioners Court meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Navarro County Courthouse, 300 W. Third Ave. in Corsicana.

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